If it’s been a while since you last stepped into Final Fantasy XI’s Vana’diel, the developers would certainly like you to stop back in. Why would you do that? Well, possibly because you can come back for free starting on August 9th. If you have an inactive set of characters, you can log in, explore the event and the world, and remember all the fun you had before (along with getting a sense of how much the game has changed) until August 19th. Of course, you’ll need to have the game installed and updated, but that’s less of a burden these days as well.
This also coincides with the game’s Sunbreeze Festival, which is available for both returning visitors and regular players starting on August 13th. This includes the traditional Fantastic Fraulein Mumor shows, minigames at street vendors, fireworks festivals, and vendors selling the rewards from the prior year. It’s a peaceful chance to think back on the past of FFXI and enjoy a stroll down memory lane, then.